Policymakers in Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya have made progress with aligning medium and long-term development plans within a demographic dividend framework. Researchers in these countries have evaluated the investments needed to leverage the potential of their large youthful populations, but incorporating this research into policy requires collaboration between policymakers and experts. To communicate effectively, experts need to bridge the gap between research and policy by using three essential strategies: strategic timing, culturally appropriate framing, and sustained relationships. (This policy brief is also available for download on the Wilson Center Africa Program page).
Policy Brief - Key Actions For Enhancing The Communication Of Demographic Dividend Research To Improve Policymaking In Africa May, 2018